- Jan 2023
This site is a cesspool of authoritarian, fascist-apologist, conspiracist mind-mangling content. It's a good place to find out what kinds of bizarre notions people (particularly Catholics of an authoritarian bent) are being fed, and consuming — ridiculous fabrications and warped interpretations of the sort contributing (with giddy joy) to the suffocation of democratic inclinations and institutions.
The site does have some interesting images. I think this will be an inspiration for some dystopian and horror fiction ideas.
- Oct 2022
The real danger of this widening schism…lies in this creating the conditions for a future that looks more like present-day Russia or Iran.
Or like The Handmaid's Tale.... SF accurately predicts the future yet again.
- Jul 2022
Sounds like his philosophy fit may have fit in with the broader prosperity gospel space, Napoleon Hill, Billy Graham, Norman Vincent Peale, et al. Potentially worth looking into. Also related to the self-help movements and the New Thought philosophies.
fascinating that he wrote a book Copywriting and Direct Marketing. This may also tie him into the theses of Kevin Phillips' American Theocracy?
- Kevin Phillips
- positive thinking
- Robert Collier
- Billy Graham
- Peter Fenelon Collier
- Napoleon Hill
- direct marketing
- Norman Vincent Peale
- American Theocracy
- The Secret
- Rhonda Byrne
- Collier's Weekly
- prosperity gospel
- Dec 2019
should reject the influence of both liberal capitalism and communism, ideas that inspired the revolutionary slogan "Neither East, nor West – Islamic Republic!"
In a post cold-war world, viewed in increasing binaries of left and right winds be it social liberal - conservative or socialist-capitalist tendancies, it seems incomprehensible as to how one can reject both USA's and Soviet's socio-economic models. I'm curious to know how they organize their economy in this case.
One part why the western world hates the Islamic revolution might be their lack of understanding about this exact phrase, other than the fact that Iran became a theocracy.